Andy Slavitt, White House Senior Advisor for COVID-19 Response, announced coronavirus briefings will now take place only two days per week, marking a shift in policy following President Joe Biden’s 100 days in office and lower numbers of virus cases.
“We are going to be moving our press briefing calls from three days per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday going forward to twice per week on Tuesdays and Fridays,” Slavitt said on Tuesday.
“Transparency with you is vital and you will continue to see this transparency in a variety of formats,” he added.
Slavitt also said, ““This week, nearly 30 million doses will go out across all channels, with the vast majority going to states, tribes, and territories.”
Since the president’s inauguration, three COVID-19 briefings have been held each week. The briefings have sought to provide updates on health information, vaccinations and case number, along with questions from reporters.
Biden took office, federal health officials held three briefings a week to advise Americans on the fight against the coronavirus and take questions from reporters.
Most briefing have involved Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
The latest briefing also included the update of asking Americans 16 and over to receive a vaccination.
Walensky further warned that the pandemic may not be done. The nation could face new problems in areas where Americans choose not to get a vaccine.